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Wall Plates - Tropical Flowers and Birds
Decorative Switch Plates - Flowers and Birds from the Tropics
If you have a taste for topical décor, then tropical flower and bird switch plate covers are a quick and easy way to add a bit of color to any room in your house.
Whether you prefer hibiscus flowers, flamingos, a bird of paradise, or a bird on the water, there's a pretty cover for you to see every time you turn your lights on or off.
The ones on this page are arranged in easy to peruse groups for you. And, there's even a section near the end showing switch plate covers that are especially suitable for kids' rooms. After all, children can have a taste for the exotic, too, you know!
Find out a little about the beautiful Hibiscus and the colorful Macaw while you're here.
A Burst of Bright and Happy Tropical Color - Colorful Flowers on Wall Plates
Tropical flower switch plates:
Eexotic little works of art for that little space on your wall, inspired by flowers that grow in warm climates, including hibiscus, bird-of-paradise, frangipani, and orchids.
Give any room a real pop of color with this bright and beautiful red and yellow tropical flower against a background of green foliage.
Don't forget to look for matching covers for single toggle covers and electric plugs to complete your set.
The colors alone in this wall plate surely are reminiscent of the tropics... add in sky, warm water, palms and hibiscus, and you've got the full treatment.
Facts About the Hibiscus - One of the World's Most Popular Blossoms
One of the most recognized of all tropical flowers, there are over a hundred different species of hibiscus.
The wonderful, large blooms of this bushy plant come in reds, orange, peach, lavender, pink, yellow, and white.
Hibiscus plants and flowers are actually edible, and hibiscus tea is popular in some places. There are even some claims as to the health benefits of drinking hibiscus tea. However, it reportedly has quite a sour taste. I've never tasted it.
The red hibiscus is the national flower of Malaysia, while a yellow variety is the state flower of Hawaii.
Be forewarned, however: If you live in a warm climate, these bushes can get out of hand rather easily. A few years ago, we had to cut one down that had outgrown the space it was planted in. It had mushroomed to a height of over eight feet, and took up and ever widening swath of our back yard.
Feast For Your Eyes: Beautiful Tropical Flowers
Along with pointing out the striking contrast on this one, I'd like to let you know that most of the wall plates you'll see on this page come in one and two toggle models, and also have matching plates for electric plug outlets.
Tropical birds and flowers can bring little splashes of Caribbean color and warmth into your home.
Ten Beautiful and Exotic Tropical Birds (A Fun Video to Watch)
Tropical birds are among the most colorful in the world. If you enjoy seeing exotic wildlife, then you're sure to enjoy the following video. It shows (in the opinion of the makers of the video) the top ten most colorful tropical bird species in the world, starting with number ten, the beautiful Vulturine Guineafowl, sporting amazing blue plumage. You'll also see one of my favorites, the Roseate Spoonbill, though I think it deserves a slightly higher spot than number nine.
Along the way to number one, you'll probably recognize the Toco Tucan. Everybody seems to be fascinated with this particular species.
And which bird do you think the video rates as number one? Why, the Scvarlet Macaw, of course!
Amazingly colorful Tropical Birds
The Colorful Scarlet Macaw
A Few Facts about this Species of Parrot
Scarlet Macaws are probably most colorful bird species you'll ever see.
Some FACTS ABOUT SCARLET MACAWS:
They are a species of parrot.
To see them in the wild, you'll need to be somewhere between southeastern Mexico and northeastern Brazil.
Scarlet Macaws can grow to about 32 inches long, but about half of that length is tail. (Note the long tails on the ones in the picture)
These birds mate for life, and care for their offspring for the first year of life.
The nation of Honduras has chosen this beautiful parrot as their national bird.
How would you like to have a picture of the national bird of Honduras brightening up a room of your home?
Roseate Spoonbill Bird - Plates for Double Toggles
Have you ever seen a Roseate Spoonbill? What beautiful birds they are. They are waders, and live in coastal regions of warmer climates, including Mexico, the Caribbean, and the United States Gulf Coast. They are a decent sized bird - a full grown adult can have a wingspan of a little over four feet. That's wider than some children are tall!
Do you prefer tropical flowers or birds?
The American White Ibis - One of 28 Species
The Ibis is in anteresting bird. Depending on where you live, you may think of them as being white, scarlet red, black, or brown with hints of green. Those are all colors of different species of Ibis.
The ones around here are white, with a long bright orange beak, and beautiful blue eyes. They belong to the species called the American White Ibis.
A half dozen or so of them where in my yard a few days ago. As soon as I stepped out the door, they all flew up into the Goldenrain tree. What a beautiful sight that was!
Or, perhaps you'd prefer a striking silhouette or a pair of Ibis against a tropical sunset...
Tropical Birds & Flowers for Kids
Kids' Decorative Wall Plates - Colors of the Tropics
Cute and colorful tropical birds and flowers make a nice decorator touch for kids rooms and bathrooms.
When you look for a switch plate for a child's room, finding one with their favorite feathered friend on it is a real bonus. But, it may be just as important to find one with plenty of bright and happy colors, like the one shown below. This is especially true for younger children.
The same goes for flowers, of course.
Yes, they will outgrow something bright and almost cartoon-ish like what you see here. But, that's not a problem. Tastes change, and you can easily and inexpensively change out this little bit of wall art when that happens. It's a lot quicker, easier, and less costly than a new paint job. And THAT, my friend is the beauty of decorative switch plates!
Cartoon Jungle Bird - for a Child's Room
What delightful birds! You just have to smile at all the wonderful colors! You don't have to go to a rain forest to find them, though. Not if you put this on the wall of your child's room. They'll be delighted!